Each decade of our lives is a milestone; and each milestone brings new perspective, a different focus, and varying needs. We trade our tricycles for bicycles; our bicycles for sports cars; our sports cars for minivans; our minivans for SUVs; and our SUVs for sensible four-door full-size sedans.
Just as our modes of transportation change through the years, so do our financial needs and focus.
This week’s blog post is hosted in connection with Festival of Frugality. We are featuring a collection of articles from blogs around the world dealing with these various stages of life. I trust you will find the articles both informative and interesting and that you will share this post with those you know who would find it of interest.
A good faith-based financial life plan is one based on using your God-given gifts to do purposeful and honorable work; then saving, giving, and investing according to your values – in companies you can be proud to own. Applying Biblical principles to each stage of life is the best way to create a faith-based financial life plan.
Youth – The Formative Years
Parents, you are your children’s primary teachers. Train them on solid financial principles. Teach them to work and earn money – and then guide them into being responsible with what they earn. Teaching them these three simple principles will serve them well throughout their lives: work – give – save.
John S presents How Much Things Cost According to a 6 Year Old posted at Frugal Rules
Wouldn’t it be the life if we could all buy houses that cost only $155 and had a car by age 12? Humor aside, children have little grasp of what things cost and how to save money which is further reason why we should be burdened to teach them so they can be financially literate as they get older.
Debt Guru presents Tips on Tuition Troubles – A Parent’s Guide posted at Debt Free Blog
These days, parents are bracing for their children’s college debt. Tuition troubles are tricky, but not impossible. Here are tips on how to solve them!
20’s and 30’s – The Foundational Years
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Here is part 2 of my favorite blogs. As we try to do a better job with stewardship in the New Year, it’s important to fill our heads and hearts with godly wisdom. It is our job to become wiser investors. Here are some resources to help you
This list is not ranked as they are all great options providing valuable content and I personally recommend them! Many enjoyed part 1 of the must read financial blogs for 2011, so here’s the second installment:
This isn’t just another one of those personal finance site that regurgitates a bunch of “how to’s” and financial tips, it gives practical, articles that will help you think differently about money and encourage you to pursue the most important things in life. Jason, the blog’s author wants to help his readers gain what he calls “true wealth” . True Wealth according to Jason is defined as “the pursuit of the 3 P’s – People, Passion & Purpose!”
Here is a recent article at Redeeming Riches on how to gain your financial freedom.
This is a site run by Alyssa Francis dedicated to honoring God with your finances. Alyssa helps her readers discover new and creative ways to reduce spending in order to increase giving. She balances this journey with marriage and motherhood. You’ll get some great pointers on how to be frugal but still have fund. All you moms out there will love this site!
Here are some great coupon resources!
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With the New Year already 7 days old, have you hit all of your financial goals yet? If not, you have some reading to catch up on! Here are 10 must read blogs for 2011. This list is not ranked as they are all great options providing valuable content and I personally recommend them!
This list was compiled based on blogs that I read and my audience recommends. There are many more blogs that I read that have not been included in part one but will be featured in part two or our recommended blogs series. If you have any others that I should be reading, please let me know…
Here is my list:
The CPF Mission: Make it. Save it. Grow it. Give it.™
A great site run by Bob Lotich to help you make, save, grow, and give money. Bob says, “ To put it simply, I don’t think that God put us on this earth to amass wheelbarrows full of cash to bathe ourselves in. I believe there is a much better and higher purpose for our money: to build God’s Kingdom and help others.”
Here is a recent article at ChristianPF: ”6 Financial Mistakes and How to recover Quickly”
BibleMoneyMatters.com is a Christian personal finance blog that helps regular people dump the chains of debt and live a financially free life. Run by Pete Anderson who writes about all things personal finance. According to Pete, “I believe that everyone can live a life free of debt and financial strain, they just need to have a plan. Hopefully this blog can play a small part in helping you to start your financial blueprint so that down the road you can save, invest and give more to others!”
Here is a recent article at Bible Money Matters on “Study finds over-indebtedness increase obesity”
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